Yesterday afternoon was my first race since the Perth Ultra Fest four weeks ago. It was the North of England 6 stage road relays held at Wythenshaw Park in Manchester.
Mick Jeffrey did a sterling job organising two Otley AC teams featuring a good number of newer members of the club. I ran for the B team and covered my 5.6k stage in 20:55. I'm very pleased with that as it represents about 18:40 for 5k ... not bad considering I've only done two speedwork sessions in the last month.
Also pleased because it was surprisingly muddy out on the roads. And then I remembered ... I was in Manchester - it rains a lot there.
Good to see Julian there too after his health scare earlier this year.